Simon Knowledge: Cedar Shakes Shingles

Cedar shakes and shingles possess a unique warmth and elegance, an architectural look that exudes classic quality, taste and timelessness. Apart from their aesthetic value, cedar products are lightweight, as well as wind and impact resistant. Western Red Cedar withstands serious freeze and thaw cycles and its natural oils resist decay. Cedar is one of the few renewable roofing products on the market today. It is an environmentally friendly product that keeps your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Handsplit Shakes

This style of shake is the most popular and gives a textured look that cannot be duplicated by imitation products. These shakes have split faces and sawn backs. Common sizes are 1/2 thick Medium shakes and 3/4 Heavy shakes.

Tapersawn Shakes

Premium grade is the most common; this will insure the product is 100% edge grain, 100% clear, and 100% heartwood. These shakes are sawn on both sides. These shakes are for those who want a smooth uniform look on the roof but still have some thickness to the shake.

Cedar Shingles

This type of smooth sawn, architecturally uniform cedar shingle is preferred for its natural and tailored appearance and is used on traditional, modern, and non-residential structures. This product can be used on roofs and sidewalls.

Simon Construction is one of the few elite members of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau in the Twin Cities. Simon possesses the knowledge and experiences to complete any project with the highest quality craftsmanship and materials to restore your home to its original, distinctive state.


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